Here are Some of The Best Resources for SSC CHSL Exam Preparation

By: Jav Zeb Iqbal.
Last Updated: January 28, 2021.

Staff Selection Commission- Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL) is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit qualified candidates for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant, Junior Secretariat Assistant, and more in various Departments/ Ministries/ Offices under the Government of India.

The SSC CHSL selection process comprises three stages i.e., Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III. While Tier-I is a computer-based objective type test, Tier-II is an offline descriptive test and Tier-III is a typing/skill test.

The final selection of the candidate will be determined by his/her performance in Tier-I and Tier-II exam and Tier- III is of qualifying nature.

Through the SSC CHSL exam, the Staff Selection Commission offers a golden
opportunity to young candidates having a higher secondary qualification
to bag a secure government job. 

Sincere students who are eligible to appear for the SSC CHSL exam must procure the best books and study material to refer to and learn from before starting their preparation. Furthermore, they can also enroll themselves in online crash courses which include online classes, test series, quizzes, current affairs, and more. This can help them boost their SSC CHSL preparation. 

On that note, let’s talk about some of the best books and sources that aspirants can refer to ensure top-notch preparation for the SSC CHSL exam.

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination By RS Agrawal

The book covers each and every topic important in quantitative aptitude preparation for any government competitive exam including SSC CHSL.

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Each topic includes a detailed explanation of concepts with examples and after every topic, an exercise loaded with enough easy, moderate, and difficult level questions for candidates to practice as much as possible.

SSC Mathematics By Rakesh Yadav, 

A book favored by most SSC CHSL aspirants, SSC Mathematics comprises questions from the previous year’s SSC CHSL question papers.

It is suggested by experts that the candidates should begin with this book only after they have studied fundamental concepts and have a stark understanding of the basics, as the answers provided in the book are brief and uses shortcuts.

Play With Advanced Maths By Abhinay Sharma

Written by an experienced teacher of SSC, Play with advanced maths by Abhinay Sharma is a little costly book as compared to others, but the content and questions mentioned in it are of great level.

The bilingual content of the book is focused on clearing the basic concepts of candidates. The advanced maths questions are of a very high level or standard.  

General Intelligence

A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Available in only the English language, the level of questions given in this book is enough for achieving a good score in the reasoning section of the SSC CHSL exam. 

The candidates must regularly practice all questions of this book and evaluate their progress.

Perfect Verbal Reasoning By Ajay Chauhan

This book is regarded as being at the level as RS Agarwal, what separates this book from others is a large collection of questions and detailed explanations. The content and questions of the book are updated every now and then.

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Kiran Publication Reasoning

This is a very useful book for practicing purposes, though the book lacks well-explained theory or concepts, but has a large collection of solved papers with 10500 plus objective type questions for candidates to practice. 

English Language

From Plinth to Paramount

The rules and concepts in the grammar part of this book have been written in a detailed but crisp manner. This book is recommended to the aspirants who are starting with their preparation. Questions are provided at the end of each chapter so that after studying the various grammar rules they can answer these questions.

Word Power Made Easy

One of the books highly advised by expert mentors for building good vocabulary skills is Word Power Made Easy. Candidates beginning with their English preparation can discover this book of incredible help. They could learn new as well as root words daily by referring to this book. 

General Awareness


One of the most commonly used books by aspirants preparing for General awareness is Lucent. Lucent includes all significant Static GK subjects and topics. 

The details, facts, and explanations are given in a condensed manner and are to the point. The significant dates and events are given separately for the reader’s comfort.


NCERT Books are the best source if a candidate needs to strengthen his/her basics. Each topic in NCERT books is explained in engaging and easy to understand details which can help aspirants in getting a good grip on the topics.  

Current Affairs By Testbook

Candidates can fulfill their daily, weekly, and monthly current affairs needs by visiting the Testbook website or downloading the Testbook app from the google play store.

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It includes all important news and affairs relevant to any competitive exam such as Sports, Awards, Government policies and schemes, Economy, Appointments, and more.


Author’s Bio

Jav Zeb is a young and spirited British author with expertise in tutorial writing and product reviewing. She has completed AAT from the London School of Business and Finance, Birmingham. Interests: Drawing, Painting, Blog Writing, Interior Decor, and Reading. Living in: Erdington, Birmingham, West Midlands, UK. You may reach her at [email protected].



Last Updated By on January 28th, 2021 in Education

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